There was a decent turnout for the march against Monsanto today. Many had their signs and stood for hours waving at the passing traffic many of whom honked to let us know they got it too. We estimate about 80 -100 might have been present.
Most of the fun was handing out pamphlets to let the consumers, who were totally oblivious to Monsanto and it’s “evil doing but, were shocked when they learned that stuff was being put in their food without their knowledge. Most were eager to get the information. Some of course, with their “no thank you” as they see you coming with paper like you’re going to attack them. Sadly, we live in this kind of world where some feel bombarded with so much stuff going on ….. it’s information overload for some.
Thanks to Frank for organizing the event and keeping folks updated on FaceBook. Once again the “V” was like a magnet drawing those who might otherwise have just passed by. We had to get more flyers (thanks to Noemi & Fernanda for making the run) printed for handing out (thanks to those who donated a couple dollars here and there to help with the cost), Frank brought quite a few with him and all of those went quickly, which pleases us that people were taking them and wanting to know why we were there. Later, we made sure everyone had water to keep hydrated and some crackers/cheese with no guarantee they weren’t Monsanto specials because who knows when they don’t label. You can be pretty sure anything with corn or soya is from Monsanto (80% of corn is now GMO’d).